Sunday, February 19, 2012

I give presentations!

Tell your friends to come see one of Farmer Erin's slide-shows if they want to hear more about what CSA's are really about! We still have memberships available, but not for long. I will be speaking at the following locations:
Tues. Feb 21st, 11am @ Perinton Presbyterian Church, 6511 Palmyra Rd.
Sun. Mar 4th, 11:45am @ Artisan Church, 1235 Clinton Ave S, Roch.
Tues. Mar 6th, 7pm @ Victor Library, 15 W Main St, Victor
Feel free to print out a flier & hang up in the office, cafe, or local yoga studio! Pdf's are at, click on "Meeting in Rochester" or "Meeting in Victor" Thanks!

I'm always available to give talks to your local group -- just send me an email and we'll pick a date that works for both of us. Winter is a better time for me to give presentations!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Buy a late winter ROOT SHARE!

15 lbs of yummy Mud Creek Farm root-cellar goodies, only 20 bucks. These carrots are super sweet & crispy, and perfect for snacking on! Also some delicious beets, rutabagas, & parsnips.

Pick up March 7th at the winter Highland Park Farmers Market.

Email to reserve your share NOW- limited shares available.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Go see some free movies in Brighton!

They all look really interesting... I will be on the panel for the documentary on young farmers "The Greenhorns" on March 21st! Check 'em out:


10 regional organizations are sponsoring a series on LOCALIZATION: ECONOMY, FOOD AND ENERGY" at the Brighton Town Hall Lower Auditorium, 2300 Elmwood Ave., in Rochester beginning Wednesday, February 22. Co-sponsors will have information tables at 6:30 pm followed by programs starting promptly at 7 pm.

The February 22 movie, the "Economics of Happiness", features voices from 6 continents including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, and Bill McKibben among others. It describes a world moving in two opposite directions: government and big business promoting globalization and consolidation of corporate power, while communities are coming together to resist and build human scale, ecological economies based on "Localization".

The February 29 program, "Local Lessons from Distant Travels: CSA as Rural Economic Development in China and Taiwan" will feature Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and a leading spokesperson for sustainable agriculture, sharing stories and photos of her recent trip to Asia.

March 21, "Greenhorns", a documentary film, explores the lives of America's young farming community - spirit, practices and needs - building a case for those considering a career in agriculture. This movie, as the others, will be followed by a panel. Two young women farmers will participate in this discussion.

April 18 will feature "Empowered", a regionally produced film exploring how innovative Tompkins County citizens are exploring renewable energy options in solar, wind, geothermal and veggie oil. This documentary shows how a community is banding together to work for energy independence. Film producer, Suanne McMannis, who with her husband has lived off the grid for 10 years will participate in the panel following the film. She says "If my neighbor knew he could put up solar panels and make money, he would probably do that instead of signing a lease for drilling oil".

The program is free of charge. Donations are welcomed.

Co-sponsoring groups include: Abundance Cooperative Market,Center for Sustainable Living, Color Brighton Green, Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists, Finger Lakes Bioneers, Genesee Valley Community Supported Agriculture, Living in Harmony, Rochester AreaVegetarian Society, Seeking Common Ground, Sierra Club Rochester Regional Group.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CSA Fairs Happening!

Here's a great chance for someone who's interested in joining a CSA but wants to know a little more about it. All the CSA farmers in the area will be here, at tables with photos of their stuff & sign-up forms, available to answer any questions about their farms and the CSA shares. Tell your friends! One fair in Rochester and one fair in Canandaigua.